Advantages of mother tongue education

Continuing to use and develop in the mother tongue can lead to the following benefits:

Intellectual

  • Helps children learn a new language quicker at school (often English)
  • Can make it easier to learn another foreign language
  • Better academic results in the second language school environment
  • Improved cognitive development

Economic

  • Bilingual and multilingual children have a better starting position on the labour market
  • It is easier for children to return to education in their country of origin

Social

  • Helps your child make the transition to a new environment by remaining grounded and confident in their own cultural identity
  • Helps children maintain closer ties with their family
  • Your child will develop a more positive self-image, and gain recognition and appreciation of its culture and origins